Solo Guitar Masterpieces: David Leisner
Monday, November 6
David Leisner enjoys a multi-faceted career as an electrifying performing artist, distinguished composer and master teacher. “Among the finest guitarists of all time” (American Record Guide), his superb musicianship and provocative programming have been applauded by critics and audiences around the globe. He has recorded CDs for the Azica, Naxos, Telarc, Koch and Etcetera labels, and a solo concert DVD on the Mel Bay label. David Leisner's recent seasons have taken him around the US, including his solo debut with the Atlanta Symphony, a major tour of Australia and New Zealand, and international debuts and appearances. His own compositions, noted for their emotional and dramatic power, have been performed, recorded and published worldwide. Leisner is also co-chairman of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music.
The program will feature works by Johann Pachelbel, Wenzeslaus Matiegka, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Richard Winslow.